Word of the Day – Disoccupata

La Maestra Maldestra

La Maestra Maldestra

Disoccupata = Unemployed = Me

How’s that for some easy math?

, dear readers, as of November 29th, I became suddenly, somewhat unexpectedly, immediately disoccupata. Unemployed. Without a job. Senza un lavoro.

Why? Well, the usual reasons, I suppose: la crisi (the financial crisis, which is supposed to have less of an impact on Canada than other places…), mancanza di lavoro (not enough work to do), and the fact that many companies are trying to ridurre le spese (reduce their expenses).

Yep, around lunchtime on the 29th I was told to box up my things, hand in my keys and not come back. (Please note that all of this was done in the nicest way possible and I hold absolutely no grudge against my former employer.)

But where does all this leave me?

My first thought was to immediately run off to Italy, where, unfortunately, I’d fit in with the rest of the unemployed masses. And, you know, because I love it there.

My second thought was to look for a new job, which is not nearly as exciting as going back to Italy, or to any place, for that matter.

My last thought was to go back to school, even though I only left school a year and a half ago.

So what have I decided to do?

Well, I’m trying to organize something that involves all three choices. Voi che ne pensate? What do you think?

Many of my friends and family members have weighed in on the situation, and all of them have ended up telling me the same thing:

“Quando si chiude una finestra, si apre un portone.”

When one door closes, another one opens.

I have faith that something exciting is in the works for me. And when I figure out just what it is, I’ll be sure to let you all know.

8 thoughts on “Word of the Day – Disoccupata

  1. There’s a reason for everything. Everyone I know has been there and came out of the experience much better than they expected. Take this time to think about what you had been ‘daydreaming’ about. Dreams can come true if you make them do so. 😉

  2. your reaction was the same as mine when i lost my job at the beginning of November…Heartless before Xmas…. and like you, i thought, right i will just go to Italy….never mind about money etc….But i have enrolled to do a TESOL/celta course which if I had lost my job i would not ahve done….so once that is done, who knows!! Increases the chance of employment in italy….
    Good luck, all things happen for a reason!! and soon you will know why….

    • Ciao! I’ve actually signed up for a TESL course as well and I share your sentiments exactly – increased chances of employment in Italy! Although for we Canucks, it’s a bit difficult…. Grazie for reading and commenting!

  3. Pingback: How I Became A Nomad | Not Just Another "Dolce Vita"

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